My Team

You are never alone on the start line. No one is an island, especially not a triathlete. It may seem that triathlon is an individual sport, but in reality high performance sports is always a team effort.
I am very grateful for having this amazing group of talented and passionate individuals and companies around me sharing the journey towards my dreams. Shared joy is the greatest. It is also much easier to tackle challenges by teamwork.

Together we can achieve more.



Paul, Siri and David
Paul, Siri and David
Coaches (Mentors)

Coach is the single most important person in any given athletes life. In sports as well as in cooking it is pretty easy to make good results if you have the right recipe and you are willing to work according to it.

For the first 18 years of my triathlon career I worked together with a Finnish coach Paul Sjöholm. Paul made me the fifth strongest women on the iron distance. I can not think about a better person to guide a younger triathlete. From 2016 until 2019 I have had the honor to work with one of the most successful coaches in triathlon world - American Siri Lindley. In addition that Siri has coached several world champions she has been the world number one herself. It was amazing to make dreams come true together with Siri.

From the beginning of 2019 I am learning to coach myself with the help of mentors; David Tilbury-Davis and Paul Sjöholm.

Markus Sali
Markus Sali
Manager / Soigneur / Mechanic

The English verb "manage" comes from the Italian maneggiare (to handle, especially tools or a horse), which derives from the two Latin words manus (hand) and agere (to act). Today more known in the administrative context.

Soigneur is a person who gives training, massage, and other assistance to a team, especially during a race. Commonly used in cycling.

Mechanic is a skilled worker who repairs and maintains vehicle engines and other machinery.

When you merge these three roles into one individual you get my Jeeves.

* Jeeves, Oxford dictionary: The resourceful and influential valet of Bertie Wooster in the novels of P. G. Wodehouse.

Other Specialists
Other Specialists
Physiotherapy / Strength / Technical

Physical therapists and strength coaches have rescued my career more than once. Different rehabilitation routines and strength exercises are included to my daily schedule. These enable my body to endure the training load that is required for triathlon. Strong body is also essential for optimal performance.

Tiina Lahtinen-Suopanki, physical therapist
Ville Rapeli, physical therapist / strength coach

Swim coaching is evolving.
Riku Rimpelä, Swimming consultant

Technical aspects like aerodynamics and biomechanical power generation are constrained by the nature of cycling somewhat differently than by the two other disciplines of triathlon. The equipment, optimised position / posture and the right choices for me are crucial for high performance.

Ivan O'Gorman, technical advisor for cycling



Life. To Live. At the end of the day, that’s what it’s all about. Life is a gift that says: “Hey, don’t just exist, but start living. Don’t just live, but Live More.” And it doesn’t matter if you live more at home or on the job. What matters is that you do it. Get Sweaty. Get Dirty. Get Messy. Get Spontaneous. Get Adventurous. Get Relaxed. Get Inspired. Get Appreciated. Get The Job Done.

Joyfull and passionate attitude towards living together with the right balance between stress and relaxation are behind my success. Before each race I say with tears of fear and joy in my eyes, “I promise to do my best and give absolutely everything.” and by this principle my life is built on, every day. Give everything. Live more.


Fast, Gutsy, Sustainable, Delicious

These four words describe Nosht products: fully functional, ready-to-eat foods designed for deeply satisfying lifestyles truly going the distance.


Because in triathlon every second counts, Compressport has developed a high performance range of clothing tailored to meet the needs of triathletes throughout the 3 stages. Muscle support, aerodynamic fit, seamless design and anti-irritation fabrics, our triathlon clothing will support you from the start in the water up to the finish line.

Wherever you race we support you.


Heart rate monitor has always been one of the most important tools for me. Since 1997 I have recorded almost my every heart beat with heart rate monitor or sports watch, and written these down into my training diary or synced into the Polar Flow -service.

Polar has been pioneering in heart rate monitoring. Me and Polar are training smarter together – everyday.

FELT Bicycles

Sport For Good

Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair.” The words by the first Patron of Laureus, Nelson Mandela inspired Laureus Sport for Good on a mission to help young people overcome the limitations imposed by challenging social issues including juvenile crime, gangs, gun and knife violence, HIV/AIDS, discrimination, social exclusion, landmines awareness and health problems like obesity.

As Laureus Ambassador and a member of Team Sport For Good I am honoured to do my very best to support this mission. I consider this as the most important goal of my sporting career and hope to be able to give back good since the sport has already given me more than I ever could  have hoped for.